A top challenge for businesses in the age of big data and analytics is determining how best to extract value from their data. Being able to combine structured and unstructured data and then turn it into insights that will have a real business impact is what differentiates pioneering companies from the rest. Insight-as-a service can offer a variety of advantages to companies that are putting data to work. Read the rest of this entry »
“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”
– Steven Johnson
The recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) global study on innovation points out that innovation correlates strongly with enterprise value creation: The 25 most innovative companies are outpacing the broader market in terms of aggregate market capitalization. Indeed, not just prosperity, but even enterprise survival, may be at stake. Read the rest of this entry »
Dave used to do what?
This past Sunday afternoon, at a family gathering, my mother in-law announced that she’d “run into Dave the other day. You remember Dave…used to come ‘round to collect the mortgage and insurance money?”
“Excuse me,” I said, somewhat perplexed, “Collect the mortgage money…as in collect cash on your doorstep for your mortgage?” Read the rest of this entry »